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Rocky Mountain National Park Begins To Reopen

On September 18 at 10:00 a.m., Rocky Mountain National Park will begin to incrementally reopen. As conditions improve, additional road, trails and facilities will open. The following is a summary of the current situation: Trail Ridge Road is open to both east and west bound visitor traffic. Since Highway 7 is now open to all traffic, commercial traffic is once again prohibited on Trail Ridge Road. The town ...

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Flood Impacts and Closures

Information provided by Rocky Mountain National Park Updated Monday, September 16, 5:00 PM Due to emergency conditions and the need to get vital supplies, including, but not limited to, food and fuel, to the Estes Park area, commercial truck traffic is temporarily being allowed to travel over Trail Ridge Road between Grand Lake and Estes Park. Truck length may not exceed ninety feet. For trucks longer than ...

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Ongoing At Rocky Mountain National Park

As the summer season wraps up in Rocky Mountain National Park, numerous projects are nearing completion. Bear Lake Road Restoration of vegetation is continuing along Bear Lake Road as part of the road reconstruction project. Visitors can expect 15 minute delays from September 9 through September 20, excluding weekends. Chasm Falls Trail Park trail crews are completing work on the Chasm Falls Trail along Old ...

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Firewood Collection Permits Available For 2013 Season By Lottery

Permits are available by lottery to collect firewood generated from hazard tree removals within Rocky Mountain National Park. Firewood collection begins Friday, September 20, and lasts through Friday, October 4, for east and west side firewood. Some locations will not be available for collection on weekends. A $20 non-refundable administrative fee will be charged for the permit to remove up to five cords of ...

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Old Fall River Road Remains Temporarily Closed

A severe thunderstorm moved through Rocky Mountain National Park yesterday afternoon causing heavy rains, over an inch of hail, and intense lightning. The temperature at Alpine Visitor Center (11,796 feet) dropped to 38 degrees. Trail Ridge Road was temporarily closed and reopened late yesterday afternoon. Due to damage caused from the storm, Old Fall River Road remains temporarily closed until road crews a ...

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Falling Fatality In Rocky Mountain National Park

Park rangers were notified on Thursday, August 22 around 12:30 p.m. via cell phone that a 22-year-old male had fallen 30 feet while climbing Batman Pinnacle on Lumpy Ridge, a popular rock climbing area within the park. Minutes later people on scene started CPR on the victim. He did not recover. His body is located approximately 2 miles from the Lumpy Ridge Trailhead in steep, rugged terrain with loose rock ...

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Falling Fatality on Longs Peak In Rocky Mountain National Park

Park rangers received a 911 call shortly after 8:00 a.m. Thursday, August 15 reporting that a 24 year old male fell roughly 150 feet from The Narrows on the Keyhole Route on Longs Peak. Initial reports from bystanders indicated the man suffered multiple traumatic injuries. An off-duty park volunteer was in the area with a radio. He and his climbing party descended to the patient. The man survived the fall b ...

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Second Incident on Longs Peak

On Friday, August 16 at 7:30 a.m., as recovery operations were beginning for Paul Nahon, the man who died after falling from The Narrows along the Keyhole Route, park rangers were notified of another incident. A technical climber on the east face of Longs Peak took an approximate 50 foot roped fall and suffered numerous injuries. Resources gathered for the recovery efforts were focused on assisting the 34 y ...

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